September Staff Newsletter

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Social & Emotional Learning Competency  

Relationship Skills

  • Positive communication & social skills
  • Constructive relationships
  • Conflict resolution
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Helpful Tips

All relationships and social interactions are centered on communication, be it verbal or not. Communication is the key to motivating others, keeping them on the same page with you, and ultimately getting someone to do what you suggest. It's a skill mastered by world leaders, the wealthy, and those cute older couples we come across once in a while who have been together forever.  Read More > 

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Community Resources

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Wellness 

Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators

By rejecting persistent nutrition myths and starting the day with a healthy meal, teachers can improve their own performance while modeling brain-friendly habits for their students. Read More >

Self-Care for the School Year Starts Right Now

When you board an airplane, the first thing that flight attendants tell you is that, in case of emergency, you’re supposed to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others with theirs. This same principle applies to life in general. You have to take care of yourself first or you won’t have anything to give. Read More >

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Words of Wisdom

"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Mindfulness

A Mindful Way to Reflect: Rose, Thorn, and Bud

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread protest movements, the state of learning in the world has significantly changed. It has been extremely challenging and yet educators, parents, and students have found creative ways to connect and continue learning together.
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Using your brain power for good 

“Mindfulness” seems to be everywhere. It’s being taught in schools, workplaces, faith-based centers, hospitals, respite centers and in homes all over the world. That's because it is a simple practice you can do anywhere, and in just a few minutes time. Even better, the benefits to practicing mindfulness are convincing — less stress, better sleep, energy boosting and more. Read More >

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